In this edition - Over the last year, your union has worked very closely with Fire and Rescue to draft variations to the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services Employees Award – State 2016 (your award).
In this edition - As you would be aware, Fire and Rescue are making plans to transition the Auxiliary workforce onto a new communications system that will rely on mobile phones, instead of pagers.
In this edition - I reported to you on 24 August that we have managed to resolve one of the disputes we raised regarding the SO/SOSO recruitment process. The outstanding dispute relates to Fire and Rescue’s decision to run concurrent SO and SOSO recruitment processes in SER, how this decision is playing out, and what this means on a broader scale.
In this edition - On 12 August 2020 your union commenced two disputes with Fire and Rescue regarding their decision to contract out various recruitment and selection services to an external recruitment agency, and the way that resulted in interviews being conducted in South East Region (SER).
In this edition - As we reported earlier this week, Fire and Rescue have recently decided to contract out a range of recruitment services that were previously provided in house, to a private recruitment consultancy.